Core Knowledge Foundation
The Human Body—Building Blocks and Nutrition Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology explores the human body. Over three weeks, second graders listen to and discuss texts related to the cells, tissue, organs, digestive system, excretory system, nutrients, and a balanced diet. Learners practice word...
US Department of Agriculture
Serving Up My Plate
Offer your youngsters an extra helping of nutritional knowledge and healthy tips with this resource, which centers around the MyPlate nutritional guide and offers three "courses" of plans and worksheets on the food groups and the...
Health Smart Virginia
The more you practice, the better you get. That's the big idea behind a lesson for middle schoolers about using mindfulness breathing techniques to reduce stress. Class members practice Star Breathing and Rainbow Breathing exercises and...
School Lunch: Grades 3-5
Two lessons encourage scholars to make smart food choices. Lesson one challenges participants to create a five-day meal plan. In lesson two, learners pack an imaginary lunch, drawing pictures on a printable lunch bag divided into food...
Breakfast: Grades 3-5
Two lessons promote starting the day with a balanced breakfast. Lesson one challenges scholars to create their own cereal after examining their current favorite cereal, including its nutrition facts. In instructional activity two,...
School Lunch: Grades 9-12
Go! Slow! Whoa! As part of a study of the nutritional value of foods available on the school campus, groups label those that are fine anytime as "Go" foods. Those that are okay a few times a week get the "Slow" label while those...
Healthy Snacking: Grades 9-12
Snacks—even the word can conger up a hunger. Rapidly growing teens, especially, rely on snacks to get them from one meal to the next. After reading a series of articles about nutrition and healthy snack choices, pupils fill out a report...
Food Labels: Grades 9-12
Check the label! That's the big idea in a instructional activity about using the nutrition facts on food labels rather than advertising hype to make healthy choices about what to eat. After reading background articles and learning how to...
Breakfast: Grades 9-12
Sleep and food are brain fuels, and teens require a lot of both, but getting high schoolers up in time to have a healthy breakfast before they charge off to school can be a challenge. To meet this challenge, scholars first set up a...
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Smart Solutions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)
Smart Solutions is the theme of a unit created to meet the needs of English language earners. Through a series of lessons, scholars follow a routine—move, speak, and listen— to cover topics including stores, shops, celebrations, pets,...
US Department of Agriculture
Serving Up My Plate
Within three nutrition-themed, inquiry-based learning opportunities, pupils take notice of their eating habits; delve deep into the five food groups, gain experience in planning meals, participate in a taste test, and explore ads from...
Healthy Field Day
Hosting a Healthy Field Day will take a lot of planning and organization, but with a lot of parent participation it can come together very well. The resource describes seven stations of the ten that were presented. Each of these has a...
Eating a Balanced Diet
A perky presentation provides an overview of what comprises a balanced diet. Viewers discover why water is vital to our health, what the macro-nutrients are and what they provide, and how calcium is important to bones and teeth. The...
Bartering for a Balanced Lunch
Students explore economics by participating in a goods exchange activity. In this bartering instructional activity, students define bartering and practice obtaining goods without using monetary means. Students utilize milk, bread, cheese...
Growing Minds: My Plate
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups...
Five a Day Reporter
Learners evaluate human health by completing a class nutrition activity. In this food choice lesson, students read the book Five a Day Reporter and discuss the importance of balanced meals every day of the week. Learners view an...
Beacon Learning Center
Catching a Balanced Diet
First graders explore the importance of balanced meals. They play a fishing game to help them select foods to make up a balanced meal.
Bon Appetite Arcade Lesson
Students research nutrition by examining the food pyramid. In this culinary instructional activity, students identify the concept of a balanced meal by researching the different groups on a food pyramid. Students utilize the web to play...
Balance of Nutrition
Learners explore nutrition by completing a group activity. In this balanced meal lesson, students identify the five food groups and discuss their favorite foods from each group. Learners utilize illustrations to fill in a fictional plate...
What's For Lunch? A Combination Sensation!
Students combine different foods to make possible lunches and determine the specific combinations of lunches that can be made from a finite set of foods.
Fourth graders learn the five basic food groups and what each one consists of. They develop an understanding of why eating healthy is important. They have background knowledge in healthy eating due to the exposure in previous health...
Balanced Meal Planner
Students use an online website to select foods and put them onto a plate to see if they have made healthy and balanced meals. In this healthy meals lesson plan, students review the food pyramid before this activity.
First graders examine the different levels of the food pyramid and plan a healthy meal. They discuss the food pyramid and read about nutrition using a variety of resources. Using Kidspiration computer software, they plan a...
Student analyze pictures of food items to determine which of the six food pyramid groups they belong to. They tape the pictures onto a poster of the food pyramid. Upon completing the food pyramid, they draw balance meals on paper plates...